Tag Archives: Construction

Unmocking mockup at Yale

The other day the U.S. Mail produced for me a gift from RAMSA – Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The New Residential Colleges at Yale: A Conversation Across Time came with an inscription to me from the great architect himself: “To … Continue reading

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Brolin on vandalizing Yemen

I have raised this subject many times as modern architecture works to wipe out indigenous cultures around the world. In his 1976 book The Failure of Modern Architecture, Brent Brolin provides a vivid account of the arrogance of modern architecture’s … Continue reading

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‘Five hundred or more workers’

That’s more lives than have been lost in some wars! How can “500 or more” migrant workers, mostly Indians, perish in the construction of a stadium? That is the cost, according to news reports, of work on Zaha Hadid’s soccer … Continue reading

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